Scott County deputy injured in rollover 01 Sep 11

A Scott County sheriff’s deputy is recovering after he rolled his squad car on Highway 169 south of Jordan.

Around 10:30 Saturday evening, Deputy Bill Vendel was headed south on Highway 169 responding to a report of a possible drunken driver. When a vehicle pulled out in front of him, Vendel drove into a ditch to avoid collision and rolled his squad car.

The Sheriff’s Office says Vendel was injured but is recovering at a local hospital. The squad car may be a total loss.